Studies for teens

The studies listed below are open to persons under 20 years old.

Who: 15-17 year-olds

About: The Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University is studying teenage health behaviors. Participation involves visits to our laboratory and answering questions about your mood and behavior on a smartphone.

Compensation: You will be paid up to $515 for your participation.

Contact person: Brianna at [email protected] or  "

Teen Smoking Research Study

  • Our study is interested in the effects that cigarettes containing lower levels of nicotine may have on teen smoking behavior.
  • Teen smokers between the ages of 15 and 20 are needed.
  • Participants can earn up to $523 for attending 5 study sessions.
  • If you are younger than 18 years old, you must have your parent’s permission to be in the study.
  • Travel to study sessions can be provided if necessary.

Call Jasmine at 401-863-6645 or email [email protected] for more information.



Are you 16 to 18 years old?

We’re looking for people between the ages of 16 and 18 to participate in Project CONVEY, a research study about the attitudes, social environments, emotions, and health behaviors of older teens and young adults.

You will be compensated between $40-$50 for your time and effort. Those selected for a brief, online follow-up survey will be compensated an additional $25-$35.

When/where: This study is being conducted at multiple locations. You can select a place and time that fits your schedule.

For more information, or to sign up:

Go to:
or Call: 401-863-6690

Who: LGBTQ Teens age 14-19

About: Are you a cigarette or e-cig smoker? Do you vape? or do you use tobacco products? Want to help the LGBTQ community? Participate in a research study on LGBTQ tobacco use at Brown University. 

Time Involved: 4-6 weeks.

Compensation: You may receive up to $245.

Contact Person: Brianna at [email protected], or

Who: 15 - 20 year-old cigarette smokers who have ever tried vaping are needed for a Brown University research study.

About: We are studying the effects of flavors and nicotine on tobacco use. This is NOT a treatment to help you quit smoking or vaping. If you are under the age of 18, you must have permission from a parent/guardian to be in the study.

Time Involved: 6 study visits.

Compensation: You may receive up to $400 for attending all 6 study visits.

Contact Person: Abby - (401)-863-3522, or Email [email protected]